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bronwen Oct 3, 2012 10:50 AM

Has it reopened? I called and got a machine.

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    Riverman500 Oct 3, 2012 11:38 AM

    From Eater:

    Brennan confirmed to Grubz that the restaurant owes back rent, also noting that his partner in the business is retiring and that the renovations are taking longer than expected. With a new partner lined up and negotiations ongoing with the landlord, Brennan says he hopes to open by the winter holidays, before closing again January 1 to finish the renovations.


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    1. re: Riverman500
      Spiritchaser Oct 3, 2012 01:15 PM

      I read the same item and just hope it all pans out, we love Picholine and would hate to lose it.

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        Riverman500 Oct 3, 2012 01:18 PM

        Same here. I've been getting my cheese fix at Artisanal though it's a completely different restaurant.

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          ellenost Oct 3, 2012 01:42 PM

          +1 for Picholine.

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      Riverman500 Oct 6, 2012 02:44 AM

      Picholine Tentatively Set to Reopen October 10

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        Spiritchaser Oct 6, 2012 08:45 AM

        Woo Hoo!, now we all need to go and show our support!

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          Lacrosse_Gastronomic Oct 8, 2012 01:20 PM

          Picholine seems to be back on Opentable. I just made a reservation.

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            bronwen Oct 9, 2012 06:55 AM

            Hooray, thanks for information, I too would hate to lose it. It is a gem.

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              Riverman500 Oct 10, 2012 09:48 AM


              "After months of delays, Terrance Brennan's Picholine will actually reopen tonight. Back in July, the 20-year-old restaurant announced that it would undergo a major renovation to give the dining room a "more contemporary look." But a summer of set-backs (a partner left the restaurant, the landlord demanded $189,000 in back rent) caused Brennan to postpone the monster overhaul in favor of a fresh coat of paint.

              The remainder of the renovations will be done in phases starting in January, but don't expect the restaurant to be closed for more than a week at a time. "


              Frankly, who cares about the renovations, I'm just happy that Picholine back in business.

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                ellenost Oct 10, 2012 10:19 AM

                Me too!

      2. kosmose7 Oct 10, 2012 06:46 PM

        I dined here tonight and everything was really awesome. Foie gras jelly roll, wagyu carpaccio with langoustine vinaigrette, wild Scottish hare, passion fruit cannoli.... I am so glad that Picholine is finally back!

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          ellenost Oct 11, 2012 03:47 AM

          Great news! Thanks for the first report. So happy that Picholine is back!

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            cricri7 Oct 11, 2012 02:14 PM

            I am so happy.....I am going to NY in 2 weeks and will be able to have dinner there. I missed them when I was in NY in August!

        2. TrishUntrapped Nov 5, 2012 03:08 PM

          Is Picholine really back?


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            cricri7 Nov 5, 2012 06:12 PM

            I had dinner there last week and everything seemed fine in the sense that it was up and running. It was a Saturday and it was very busy but it was before the announcement that they had filed for Chapter 11. I am very sad for all the staff there because almost all the staff in the front came back because they still believed in the restaurant. Let's just hope that everything can be worked out. It was as good as it has always been.

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              ellenost Nov 5, 2012 06:27 PM

              I hope that things work out for Picholine; it would be a tremendous loss if Picholine closes for good.

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                Spiritchaser Nov 6, 2012 08:07 AM

                Couldn't agree more. Maybe a better location will come from this? It certainly isn't a lack of great food that's causing the downfall.

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                  ellenost Nov 6, 2012 10:57 AM

                  The location is perfect for Lincoln Center ticket holders (or anyone who is uptown). Even though I've been to Picholine only 3 times in the past few years, it's always been filled. Food is terrific. Service is very nice too. Had a great brunch at Artisanal a few weeks ago. Chef Brennan deserves some good developments.

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            chrisbob Nov 6, 2012 07:11 AM

            Here's the bankruptcy details: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/...

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